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NOW WEEKLY! WEEKL Y! preachers will get hit with every nasty bit of medical law out there. Patients will sign contracts releasing the church from liability. Which, by the way, is what hospitals make patients sign now. Mega-churches also have elected office-holders who can set about to change laws in favor of church-based medicine. How intense is the need? Know that the first crack in the current medical dictatorship will be met with a torrent of popular support, bordering on hysterical relief. The first preacher brave enough to go mano-amano against the current system will quickly touch off a firestorm, from one end of the country to the other. He will be attacked, but he will have tens of thousands of supporters. Is the current medical system good? Well, in some way yes it is, but in other ways it has had a century to prove itself and is, in fact, just too dang flabby to be successful. Medicine has 2000 years of experience, of cures that work that can be applied to virtually every ailment, without exception. It is a lie to claim the ancients had no medicine. They had lots. We are not, in fact, any different now than we were in Rome. To discard all history in favor of white coats is sheer hubris. We need one preacher, who knows who he is and what he can do. I have a plan and am eager to share it. The best hospitals have traditionally been religious-based charities.
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CENTURY ago the Christian Scientists established the religious right to say no to medicine and by accident established the right to a religiousbased medicine. So when—not if—you get cancer, do you want a chemo cocktail that will make your hair, teeth, nails and money fall out and still not cure you, or would you like to try a poultice of, say, ground lobster and garlic, followed by a poultice of leaves and buttermilk? Poultices won’t work, you say? Have you tried? Know anyone who has? How many do you know on chemo? Do they look cured and healthy and happy to you? Your preacher has the religious-based right to bless any kind of cure he likes. Traditionally they’ve messed around with hands-on faith healing, and while this actually works, it exhausts the preachers themselves. Know that a mega-church already has competent herbalists as members. A megachurch already has lawyers and attorneys as members. You will need lawyers as even
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Studiousness, or what is called the bookworm tendency, is most commonly found under Virgo. It is specially noticeable if the cardinal principle is lacking, and Mars, the Sun and Jupiter obscurely placed or in airy signs. Gemini is upon the whole an active sign, physically as well as mentally. Suicidal Tendency is usually shown by violent malefic afflictions to one or both of the luminaries, to the lord of the 3rd and often, to Mercury as well, while as a general rule Saturn afflicts heavily, and Jupiter is often ill-placed, being also very often in Saturn signs or in aspect to Saturn. The principal afflictor in such cases, however, is Uranus. The mutable signs are the most frequent ascendants. Neptune is usually in some relation to the 8th. Obviously the actual motive for the act of self-destruction must be carefully considered. The commonest zodiacal areas are about the 15th of the cardinals (often tenanted in the nativities of murdered people irrespective of suicide), about 25O of fixed, a notably violent area in many respects, and about 26O of the mutables. — Encyclopaedia of Psychological Astrology, by C.E.O. Carter. Buy.
RIGEL beta Orionis 17 ß 01 Notes: A double bluish white star situated on the left foot of Orion. I Influence: According to Ptolemy and Lilly it is of the nature of Jupiter and Saturn, but later authors consider it favourable and similar to Jupiter and Mars. It gives benevolence, honour, riches, happiness, glory, renown, inventive or mechanical ability. If rising: Good fortune, preferment, riches, great and lasting honours. If culminating: Great military or ecclesiastical preferment, anger, vexation, magnanimity, much gain acquired by labor and mental anxiety, lasting honours. With Sun: Bold, courageous, insolent, unruly temper, hasty actions, bloodshed, many enemies, great good fortune, military success. With Moon: Much worry and disappointment, injuries to life and fortune, sickness, bad for gain, ill health or death to wife or mother. – From Fixed Stars, by Vivian Robson Buy
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okay. CWT. That is all. before the internet. Keillor’s live show. But I digress. The Saturday evening Prairie Home Companion is very much like going home. that they present their private lives. graphics. which is nothing more than admitting I am a fan. MN. age arc direction or prenatal position within 90 days before birth. In 1980. A L only the back of a tenement. They’re still the same rooms. I always want to believe that performers make up their routines to suit themselves. 1979. All rights reserved. I hope there are fewer bugs. progressed or age-directed positions will always emphasize them and make them more prominent in your life. All of that I understood. I LL told. 4 . Keillor’s birthplace of Anoka. in each new town I searched the dial to see what I could find. much nicer. Roell. you have lately done so & are now using their influence. With Mercury in Leo exactly on the ascendant. Current room prices are $332 a night. just off of 8th Avenue. Saturn. but if he told only his own stories. you profit for the duration of the aspect. c. I can tell you about Arthur Godfrey’s last broadcasts in the early 1970’s. stranded in the 11th. in France or London. Anoka. though the paint is nicer. by the way. by the way. While “Lake Woebegone” is fictional. I was addicted. Minnesota has always had my heart. Jupiter in my case. 1981. in New York. If your planet reaches the fixed star by progression. if at all. When conjunct a natal planet at birth you are able to operate easily & gainfully each time a transit activates it either by conjunction or opposition. There are three different pronunciations for Faribault. the delicious chocolaty voice of Susan Stamberg at the early NPR. Keillor’s people are my people. Keillor’s chart is a bundle. grandparents. 48th. uncles. which means a malefic of some sort in the 7th house. Keillor in fact talks of real places. From my 5th floor window there was Copyright © 2013 by David R. They bestow on your planet some of their own great magnitude & brilliance enabling you to accomplish your aims with the surety of their fixity of nature & purpose applied to your natural-born aptitudes. Keillor would tell stories about his friends. I have an empty 7th with the ruler. It was the Belvedere. even a bit about pirate radio in London. Not to mention Jim Svejda in Los Angeles and the marvellous Nimet. The tiny room they gave me would be my home until April the next year. That is why Aries people can’t be ordered about — Astrological Essays. Well. He has but one proper square and. Keillor is a story-teller. was syndicated nationally. I presume. live concerts on BBC Radio 3. Goldstein-Jacobson 1893-1990 IVY’S % GEM OF THE WEEK Garrison Keillor A man in search of someone to listen HAVE admired Garrison Keillor’s marvellous weekly radio show since I first discovered it. He lacks oppositions and even trines. If separating. Why do I talk so often of myself? Because we are each driven by our own private needs and as it happens I have always felt a kinship with Keillor. I paid $400 a month 30 years ago. 1982. MN. which means beautiful view. book titles & authors are all clickable. for example. August 7. and found it in the 11th of friends. 1981. I spent two days at the Sloane House YMCA before arriving at the Times Square Motor Hotel at 8th and 43rd. and while I was born and raised in Kansas.Buy the book! Meet the author! Headlines. I hear my parents. I found I had been right. As I am a radio person. When I actually looked at his chart for the first time a week ago. there are 20 first-magni tude fixed stars whose conjunction in either of two ways to planets or angles in your natal. I spent 1975-1981 trying to establish myself. there is no hotel in New York named Roachland. Ruler of the 7th in the 11th. the 7th was empty. while my ancestors were due south. as listed on the next page herein. Buy. when I moved to The Roachland on W. from Owatonna and Faribault. as a planet in 18O of the Sign Gemini is read in the Zodiac by the astrologer but the astronomer places it in 18O of the CONSTELLATION Taurus. as. France Inter. aunts. 1942. you had to subscribe to Lois Rodden’s Data News Service to have proper birth data. ruling the Moon in Gemini in the friendship house of the 11th. right from the start. Why do I feel I should have been in the audience right from the start? Because both my parents are from southern Minnesota (Steele County). So I looked for the ruler of the 7th. Which means that marriage is important to him. He began broadcasting it in 1974 and I greatly regret that I missed those shows. Keillor was born at 6:40 am. So click already! Go places! Ivy M. Keillor is unable to distinguish friends from lovers and so marries the wrong sort as he knows no better. is due north of the Twin Cities. October 6. First by Constellation & second by Sign which are interchangeable since each astrological Sign has an astronomical position in the Constellation directly behind it. A Prairie Home Companion. cousins. Keillor has the Lutherans and charismatics. And I understood. If applying. though many will qualify. the later having the force of a double-conjunction as recognized by its symbol. All his planets are in a single wide square. At last I had my radio back and immediately found Keillor. true to his trade. Before I left in 1985 the place had reverted to a proper hotel and is now. Remember them? I arrived in New York on the day Anwar Sadat was murdered. Cloud. but then realized I had no idea how to read it. ruling Aquarius. you are building into your consciousness an additional power of self expression related to the nature of the planets that describe them. pg. But when I looked at the chart. The orb to allow is 10 applying or separating for registering. Over at AstroDataBank was the brief note that he had been married three times. I thought right from the start he would have a 12th house Sun. Mine are the Catholics. only in measured doses. he just seemed to project that. From that standpoint they are very important in the all-over evaluation. he would have run out of material a long time ago. in April. perhaps because there are three different communities in it. I did not have his time. ONG ago I found Keillor’s date and place of birth. it is a continued. I listen to Keillor. The two ways a fixed star registers is by position. as it turned out. St.
Some of them may have mild learning disabilities. like all the other positions. have a firm sense of right and wrong. I’ve lived in what amounts to a world-class astrological library. Another position linking up two planets is that known as mutual reception. remind them these have nothing to do with intelligence. for the various energies and experiences of the planets are all exerted or received through one channel. They are loyal to their brothers and sisters. most astrologers. tell themselves if a situation’s bugging them that the fault is their own. Just tell them once ‘sit’ or ‘outside’ and they immediately do it. have no idea how rich. by Vivian Robson. Yes. In a conjunction both bodies are always active and it is a mistake to imagine that one is cancelled out. we still have copies. Will fetch your paper. This gang sparkles. Let’s look at how this works. Most of them are terrified of being thought stupid. 1942–Battle of Midway begins. or pay a therapist to keep their secrets for them. if you probe too fast. while the reverse would be the case with Venus conjunct Mars in Aries. © Marian Futterman. Your Dog and Astrology. is not equal and depends largely upon the sign occupied. Like what you read? These are excerpts.HSTUDENT’S CORNERH HSTUDENT’S CORNERHHSTUDENT’S CORNERHHSTUDENT’S CORNERH This is a serialization of Vivian Robson’s A Student’s Text-Book of Astrology. — A Student’s TextBook of Astrology. $3. These people are blessed. 1783–Hot air balloon demonstrated. The good news is that these people are often found in the high I. than to Mars. Lots of energy. a real people animal. Sticks his nose out of the window & the faster you go. When you want him to come to you.00. . Furthermore with an opposition it is often possible to incline the balance to one side or the other. Buy. too.Q. a worried nature and a deeply instilled parental taboo on discussing deep. Some of the best sunsign writing I ever came across. They’ll fight you off. 1976. they tell the truth. Or they drive you crazy as you watch them loyally denying everyday abuse and frustration. and then wonder why they feel like they’re coo-coo. They can’t bear to give bad news. Will do anything for a ride in the car. Thus Venus conjunct Mars generally causes the native to change quickly from anger to smiles and vice versa. which I’ve been passing off as AstroAmerica. even. whereas in the case of the square this is not possible and the latter may usually be taken as the worse affliction. has good news and bad news. which rules Libra. though it also gives energy to the feelings and some softness to the passions. no just staying around the house for this one. however. and they are gifted with enough brainpower to think of ways round their problems. so they bottle it all up. so take it easy. Combine a crushing sense of right and wrong. — © Debbi Kempton-Smith. the better he likes it.com Order toll-free: 1-800-475-2272 Part 19 The Alphabet continued:— Planets in conjunction tend to act alternately and it should be remembered that they do not altogether blend although they are both acting through the same part of the zodiac. they know how to keep a secret. try rattling paper bags & he’ll come running. Marian. They need to talk about their personal stuff with a secret-keeping friend. They’re terrified to confide in anyone. and may happily carry on a conversation with himself. The bad news is they’re afraid of going crazy. and all you have to do is talk to him. A conjunction is usually rather difficult to interpret especially when three or more bodies are concerned and it tends to limit the native owing to the presence of several planets in one sign.AstroAmerica. Get the complete books from: www. For the last ninteen years. This is also said to cause the two planets concerned to act as if in conjunction. He seems fascinated by the sounds his vocal cords can produce. as the solution to their problems is simple. zone. Geminis like plenty of love & affection. which occurs when each body is in a sign ruled by the other. Perhaps they ought to light a candle before they spill the beans—it makes them feel they’re banishing the taboo on talking heart-to-heart. as for example Jupiter in Aries and Mars in Sagittarius. Buy DOG OF THE MONTH Saturn in Gemini Saturn here. astrology really is. and are blessed with limitless curiosity. The relative strength. are diplomats par excellence. 1999. and they’re polished conversationalists. so they just try not to tell you. how varied. Most Gemini dogs are extremely intelligent & easy to communicate with. I’m lucky. Buy! M + The New Newsletter ost people. telling you everything’s “fine” when you know it isn’t. 1940–Dunkirk evacuation ends. There is usually a more or less rapid change from one body to another. These dogs especially like to play providing they’re not hungry. The opposition is usually classed as the worst aspect of all. but this is often not so as it frequently acts as a complimentary aspect and loses much of its evil nature. for Venus conjunct Mars in Libra is much more favourable to Venus. Every week I will serve up a slice for your amusement. personal stuff. ‘Til next week – Dave June 4: 1411 – Roquefort cheese gets a monopoly.
is notable by never actually appearing. conjunct the ascendant. or the 9th. concern people who are just trying to get by. Moon-Neptune squares. she will eventually leave and you will not understand why. ANY of Keillor’s own opinions can be found on-line. or. a wife Garrison could present to the world. which supersedes female listening. They are independent. Astrologically the first marriage is judged by the 7th house and its ruler. as I presume they are. again and again. both in the 11th. if the marriage lasts. Lawrence and for that matter. MN Placidus houses mean node M the two planets were any closer together he would be depressed. convinced that no stories so true to life could be entirely invented. but that his Moon ties him emotionally to them. Roell. It is often said that we grow and adapt as we get older. As a result. noted by D. Someone older (Saturn). they do their duty. it will be because you are each too addled to know what partnership is and too timid to find out. Most men crave that far more than a wife who listens. are compulsive liars. this barb aimed directly at himself. Just behind Saturn. but I have not found this to be S . Seductive vixens. I really admired her. but that his talents are not broad enough to fake it. Those who mistake friends as lovers compulsively avoid real passion as they are frightened of it. from 1995. or. utterly devoid of reckless heat and passion. lasted so long? Why do you think? By the age of 53. unemotional folk like Keillor himself. which Keillor disguises by only talking of the long-married sort.Moon-Neptune. A wife is a catcher to a pitcher. It’s one of his longest-standing teases. He rarely tells stories of raw passion. The wide conjunction will make him choose his words carefully. Brave or irresponsible. A friend. All rights reserved. ruled by Mercury. Older marriages are often based on simple friendship. like Mercury-Neptune squares. Of his first wife. a receiver to a quarterback. in a ways that can be recognized but which I have difficulty expressing. the result is a certain minor streak of cruelty. Mary Guntzel (now deceased). Ruler of the 7th in the 11th. the signs of stories and fussiness. At last.H. 1942 6:40 am CWT Anoka. what do we see? The modern ruler of Keillor’s Aquarian 7th. Uranus. Saturn widely conjunct the Moon. In Keillor’s world. the other half of the Yin-Yang. adding that she found his life awkward and painful and felt self-conscious and inferior. The characters in Lake Woebegone are true bloodless Lutherans. Keillor is not a romantic or passionate man. Evelyn Bibelow. aka wife: The perfect woman is the woman who you love to converse with and who you want to tell everything to. Which has been an endlessly recurring theme on his show. But in many ways Keillor has been telling the truth about his life and how he has lived it and it was the marriages that told me. they ask no help from Copyright © 2013 by David R. to which Keillor has many times confessed. If Garrison Keillor August 7. The second marriage is the third house from that. spouse misidentification is compounded by a wide Moon-Saturn conjunction. and I feel embarrassed to make the connection. Husbands and wives are teams. unloved. Keillor does not tell great romantic tales. the frustration spinning the Yin-Yang at warp speed. On the perfect woman. married couples treat each other as wary associates. Keillor wanted someone to listen to him and his life and his problems. someone mature (Saturn). Put your tongue (ruler: Mercury/Gemini) on the frozen pump handle. Moon-Saturn conjunct in Gemini in the 11th. A wife is different from a friend. Very often a wife is anything but a friend. Sheer endurance has given Keillor what he has long sought. while the third marriage is three houses from that. Keillor has said. Dare you! Tear out the one part of your body that will cripple you from being a story-teller! How telling. sexual passions. With a Moon in Gemini. from Gemini to Virgo. 13 degrees and waning. Not a wife. Each time we hear his admission we wave his guilt away. It’s not just that such things are unknown to him. others: Moon in Gemini conjunct Saturn. Saturn ruling the 7th house from Gemini. His stories. No. A wife is never just your friend and should this be your primary means of relating to her. Garrison. which in Garrison’s case brought him a foreigner. Which is to say. Keillor himself has said. is shy. invariably attired in clothing so tight the labels on their underwear can clearly be read. or the 11th. O why has Keillor’s third marriage. There is a level of male camaraderie. Garrison Keillor has spent 39 years compulsively telling us about himself and his 11th house. have nearly burnt out. I've been brave in romance. That’s a friend. that which is desired but which is never quite possessed. the bizarre. It’s not just that Keillor finds the wrong women. possibly to the point of being mute. Lefty’s long-time love. to Jenny Lind Nilsson. it is so painful. Saturn shutting off Gemini’s speech altogether. for most of us. We might consider shyness to be a low-grade version of depression. A wife is your partner. Combined with Saturn. right from the start. ruled by Gemini. Keillor hesitates to talk to others — they may hesitate to talk to him — and as a result. more precisely. by Oscar Wilde. appear only to wander away. your reflection. Keillor is a true Old Norwegian Bachelor Farmer.
Such as. Keillor could have had any part he wanted. 2000-20. regal proclamations go over well on the radio. and the next. In Keillor’s case. all Leos know that. broad. in fact. in July of 1974. Like as not. and by his express decision. One he could see. We are listening to him. For the most part. 2011-12 . Mercury rising. but who instead had gotten hired. Which he came to parody only many years later. and today often broadcasts from university campuses (I am lis- tening to a show from the University of Michigan at the moment) he never. his chart. For his part. and the Moon. 2010-11. Not only were the years I spent at KU wasted. not to impress his radio audience. Ludwig. Astrology under our feet. the fourth book of great essays: Soon. Which led him to do the same as me: He acted out. Or Dick Clark (19292012) who also started when he was 16. you rarely hear applause. is too fast and too slurred. Science.95 Buy from me Buy from Amazon The Triple Witching Hour. this was actually an advantage. ITH both talent and interest. more. Which brings me to that first two hour broadcast. wants to rush on to the next thing. the third book of essays. it was the end. Nor do I. so far as radio is concerned. Like as not he found himself up against others who were younger. refuses. He knows he is important. Keillor’s show is. Note that all four of Keillor’s angles are fixed. Altman’s last. as is his Sun and the ruler of his ascendant. but with the Sun trapped in the 12th.” When it did not work he became more desperate with every passing year. in Photojournalism from the University of Kansas. from 2006. Keillor is the only person on-stage focused entirely on the audience in front of him. Keillor is a director’s nightmare. Daily positions. in the 1990’s. for example. Dancing lessons. Keillor’s career was checkered. Keillor. Mercury gets there first and Mercury will have none of it. a B. When your competition for jobs are people who are younger. the second book of essays. An audience which would listen. one in the room with him. not by his Sun. Life is as it is. which gets satisfaction by always flitting from one thing to the next. he could talk. as a go-fer at the local station and so were five years ahead of him. unsociable kid. Republicans.W true. EILLOR is not unique in broadcasting before a live audience. For the few photo jobs that were out there. He had no prospects. full aspectarian. whereas my Gemini rising. in Gemini. Time twins. He had graduated in 1966 with a major in English.Sc. more. He had gotten as far as a job at the college radio station (which were not that hard to come by) but then had gotten stuck. in my case. more experienced and had better contacts. The audience in Keillor’s show is miked. nine years Keillor’s junior. straight out of high school. to hear the broadcast in its actual form. also for 2010-20. Keillor could content himself being a giant in a tiny college station and that was it. more. You will notice that while Garrison Keillor spent the years from 1960 to 1971 at the University of Minnesota. the Sun has to “jump over” Mercury in order to claim the ascendant as his own and be a Leo. who had not wasted their time in college. The royals. but in a cadent house. and the next. He gambled. As a radio announcer Keillor was good on-air. Rush Limbaugh. This is the insecurity of a debilitated Leo who craves an audience. Which is the same bitter experience I found after I graduated with an equally useless degree. So in Keillor’s show. have more experience as well as contacts that you cannot imagine. 20072010. Mercury in Aquarius. As shown by his 7th house. It’s true. Everyone else has the voice of the director in their ears: Do this. presumably went to college to “make something of himself” and “get a start in life. as this was common from the 1920’s into the early 1950’s. This was clear in Robert Altman’s movie. Oral vs: written. $24. Big. but did not. he should have graduated straight into a job in commercial radio. ever. including declinations. alone. a shy.95 Buy from me Buy from Amazon Duels At Dawn. but not prominently. in other words. as memory serves. who got himself on-air at the age of 16 at his hometown radio station and never looked back. Any of Keillor’s regulars could have had any part READ MY BOOKS Skeet Shooting for Astrologers. Keillor developed his show because he needed an audience. Keillor does not know how. Buy from me Buy from Amazon Upcoming: Quad Bike Analysis. but by Mercury which. Normally in the case of a Leo we would expect Keillor to get a show to promote himself. how to do that is never clear. bold. It’s there for his pleasure. While Mercury is in its fall in Leo. Prior to that he was silent. and this regardless of his acting ability. the first book of essays. Do that. or at its radio station. talks of college.95 Buy from me Buy from Amazon K USE MY EPHEMERIS AstroAmerica’s Daily Ephemeris . Keillor had been told the same lie as was told to me: That a college degree would make everything okay. $24. Even the Sun. Thus does placement on an angle supercede the ruler. When station management became displeased at his antics in 1971. we simply endure. Midnight. As you would expect. Keillor. Mercury’s own sign. your chances are nil and your hard-earned degree a positive nuisance. Keillor is not listening to us. the competition was younger. ever restless. You rarely hear the audience laughing. $24. Keillor’s show is in fact dominated. refuses to wear headphones or even an earpiece. when Keillor was nearly 32 years of age Before Prairie Home Companion. I had been saddled with debt that took 38 years to repay. .
they’re telling you the world has changed and you must somehow adapt. Jupiter had just opposed Keillor’s Moon. skilled producers and directors arrive and provide a steady supply of material. As I have trapped myself writing a weekly newsletter. All rights reserved. dancing for our pleasure. for that matter. or a pout. After the failure of his first marriage. They do not do well abroad. After the year in Copenhagen and with her marriage in tatters.” Keillor I . which is Sagittarius. I have been listening long enough to remember Powder Milk Biscuit plugs that were genuinely enthusiastic. announcing Keillor’s second Saturn return. Keillor has only stories. All the hosts need do was grab the night’s script and get through it. The astrology is revealing. There is. Carson. The result is an ongoing frustration with life. David Letterman did not write their own material. which does not impress the locals. the “retirement” return. Can we see this in the chart? Yes. Lasting fame. one way or another. What happened instead? Two years after leaving the country Keillor ground himself back into what would be a reprise of A Prairie Home Companion. the opposite of Gemini. Which is how you should read the outer planets. He was now the man everyone wanted. which. I am naturally attracted to foreigners in ways that Keillor is not. makes Aries whine. if one is lucky. As a Leo. as it were. when he abruptly ended the show and announced his retirement to Copenhagen. Instead. when he had the money and time. For the entire movie Keillor himself stood in the background. my 9th is powerful. its ruling sign. often degenerate into a free-for-all (presuming they last that long) or. born 1957. we each have booklength compilations of materials we developed elsewhere. Near the 2nd house cusp and conjunct the north node. is that Keillor has never been all that enthused about his own show. Part of this. only without his earlier enthusiasm. His delivery is a flat monotone and has become flatter over time. an entire staff. who thought his gig on Tonite would be a passing stop on the road to an acting career. “retire or die. This is already a caution. while desired by many. For many years Keillor has been trapped by his own show. This was during his marriage to Ulla Skaerved. Jupiter. The sign on the cusp is Aries. Keillor eventually tired of it. and sometimes it’s just a job. Mars. In my opinion the 1980’s were the heyday of Keillor’s show. to a friend. Which is to say. where she expected he would make something of himself. for other purposes. There was only the past to go back to. Jay Leno. Keillor thought he should try something exotic. I did not think Keillor would be successful in Copenhagen. Shows like PHC. you can hear the rawness on his early recordings. Transiting Saturn and Uranus were in late Sagittarius. Keillor never did. AVING gotten a radio show and made something of himself. when management changed. I doubt that writing yet another routine for Dusty and Lefty. Rather than think of Keillor as a man with a weekly radio show. A writer has a book inside him that must get out. Ulla did the sensible thing and took Keillor to New York. which in this case was more like. we were treated to a strange show where the people we most wanted to see were in the background. The ruler. He had realized his own limitations. Note that Keillor’s third wife. arrangers. I can say that sometimes they’re a joy and write themselves. With Gemini on the 11th house cusp and the ruler of his 7th in Gemini. the ruler. directors. I do not think Garrison Keillor has it quite as easy. a two hour weekly show is a great yawning pit that had to be filled somehow. New York is the media capital of the world. was he secure enough to let this happen on his watch. Garrison Keillor is a typical white-bread American suburbanite. unexpressed anger of Sun-Pluto. Does the adulation and love of his many followers actually reach him? Having myself spent nearly three years overseas and having seen many Americans while there. and one reason I would have liked to have been in the audience at his very first shows. He had. when overseas. or Guy Noir. Jupiter is said to be a benefic. Since 1989 it has been a copy of itself. I am often challenged by my weekly subjects and learn from them. Remember that performance artists perform at the time and place of their choosing. how much is that in dollars. if you like. becomes pushy. Mars was also in Sag. I have read comments from those who were first introduced to a Prairie Home Companion by the movie who were then quite surprised to find it was about some other show entirely. Those without that critical control are little better than trained monkeys. empty. of foreign adventures. a proud king showing off his kingdom. is in the 11th. When they gang up on you by transit. Copyright © 2013 by David R. Pluto was on his 4th house cusp. and that this was hugely demanding. Roell. which I’ve not mentioned. like Moon-Saturn. By opposition it means you are no longer wanted. Garrison was already established and could have had any job he wanted. In the last few years he now has a small stable of writers. one never abandons his home values. the underlying depression of Moon-Saturn. rather than mournful and sad (Mournful Oats. I was the opposite. run out of options. which is get-out-of-the-house-beforeit-blows-up. is one of the most stressful of all occupations. like the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart. also opposing the Moon. Instead. but for those who listen closely. if he wanted to be a writer. which means that Keillor himself is still doing the majority of the work. mister? Such people hate being abroad. in Sagittarius. are also widely conjunct. Which reminds me of Johnny Carson. Indeed. The first attempt to free himself came in 1987. but this does not seem to be always the case. left in a huff. N 2001 his heart decided it had had enough. As he once said. As an avid listener I knew well that Keillor was in fact the sole writer. played roles in movies. upstaged by what I suspect were actors eager to be on a show they admired as much as I do. opposing his Moon. coupled with the underlying. He is as incapable of writing a book as I am. Saturn was in Gemini. Or if he wanted to be in radio or TV. there must be a great temptation to recycle old material. Paul McCartney once had an untrained voice. The astrology is revealing. By 1988 Keillor had paid his dues. which. their primary contribution seems to be recycling ideas Garrison developed decades ago (“Piscacadawadaquoddymoggin”). got himself voice lessons. must be published. by his inability to end it and by his equal inability to let others give him a hand with it. what was exotic? Well. he still did not know how to be a Leo? THE TRAINED MONKEY. has her Saturn opposite his. Keillor likely concluded that his moment had passed and that he should leave. in Virgo. a Danish native. while they may start as one man’s dream come true. This is another wrinkle about Garrison I know well: I have Sag on my 7th house cusp. it is deeply scarring. But McCartney. and from Sagittarius. as both of these skits have gone on for 20 years. They had writers. think of him as a performance artist. with Keillor’s permission. or was it that at the age of 64.H they wanted. Johnny Carson. at what it has brought. Ninth house. Keillor is not a writer. etc. So far as his writing. the sign of foreigners. provides the same intellectual satisfaction. They typically count the days until their tour ends and are grateful to be back home. in Keillor’s chart.) As a singer his voice is untrained and weak. He got a job at the New Yorker but then. The marriage also has astrological underpinnings.
Pisces. taking our pleasures as we find them. like Keillor. I. In September. Neptune trine the Moon. 2009. Venus opposed to Sun. In March 2011 he announced his retirement. Like Johnny Carson. I had to look out for myself. As a result I reached conclusions that were somewhat different. the decision. Back then the store was less than two years old and had only gone mail-order the previous October. Jupiter opposed to Mercury (Aquarius to Leo. the store’s worst month since April. need to feel needed and. and my thanks. This is the second time we have seen outer planet transits gang up on this man. with this newsletter. So we plod on. On Friday May closed. Saturn and Uranus very nearly exactly opposed. the heart). In so many ways there is an existential despair to Keillor and his show. Pluto opposed Saturn. but as there were few relevant transits. of fresh starts. It was a time of hope. hasty. if not I. Keillor was lucky the stroke was minor. who early on tired of his show (the Tonight Show) but was unable to escape it. thanks to the first of a series of full-page ads in the Mountain Astrologer. Neptune was opposed to his Sun. a cadent Sun (and Moon) keeps me eternally in the background.in fact gave up some of his responsibilities as a result. Mars moving to conjunct Jupiter. It is worthy of note. Or more likely. but am not. Now it is the opposite. hate the show but no way to get away from the show. Mercury opposed to Pluto. Which was not what I had in mind. Whereupon Eric volunteered to send a strip-o-gram. was frivolous. worn out but unable to do anything else. Which brings me to NAKED DANCING GIRLS WAS talking to Eric Francis a month ago and mentioned my “lust” for naked females. like Keillor. when my heart demanded attention. Keillor was hospitalized briefly by a minor stroke. that was and remains the dilemma. the transits to his Moon were not pleasant. All three of us as one-man bands. this has gone on too long. Love the show. 1995. Like Keillor long ago. . of every month better than the last. I face a microphone (this newsletter) with no idea who is listening. as I have not been kind to it. like Keillor. Having spent his entire life hosting a two hour radio show. This is I my own fault. Uranus had just moved into his 7th house. would bolt if I had some place to bolt to. Saturn square the Moon. Or like me. And. Unlike Keillor I have never made enough money to be physically comfortable or take vacations and. While I find Garrison Keillor fascinating. Uranus squaring the Moon from the other end. I doubt Keillor could imagine life without it. My apologies. as it turned out. unlike Keillor. I need to be part of the community in order to be of use to it.
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